Disinfo: The riots during the England-Russia Euro2016 football match broke out…

Summary

The riots during the England-Russia Euro2016 football match broke out after the English fans started to insult the Russians.

Disproof

There is evidence that a group of 300 armed Russian hooligans travelled to Marseille with the deliberate aim of creating disorder (ind.pn/24Jr0T2), . Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin has also confirmed that Russian hooligans were behind much of the violence that broke out in the city. The prosecutor said that they were "well-trained" and "prepared for ultra-rapid, ultra-violent action" (bit.ly/1UpQcfP), .

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue30
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 12/06/2016
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: Russia, France
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Right Sector members arrived to Marseilles to provoke a brawl

Hundreds of armed Right Sector members, along with two Mossad agents, secretly arrived to Marseilles in a Cypriot boat in order to provoke a brawl on the eve of the Russia-England game on June 11. Their aim was to demonize Russia.

Disproof

No evidence given. In contrast, there is evidence that a group of 300 armed Russian hooligans travelled to Marseille with the deliberate aim of creating disorder. Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin has also confirmed that Russian hooligans were behind much of the violence that broke out in the city. The prosecutor said that they were "well-trained" and "prepared for ultra-rapid, ultra-violent action".